Not far from Protaras, the Cyclops Cave is the legendary den of the mythical man-eating one-eyed Cyclops Polyphemus who trapped Odysseus and some of his men on their way back home from the Trojan War. Odysseus eventually blinded the cyclops with a wooden stake and escaped unharmed, but he did lose some of his men.
Visiting the Cyclops Cave is a unique way to combine nature and legend in a memorable hike. It is an underground cave not too hard to explore. The setting of the cave is charming too – on the coast of Konnos Bay, within the Cape Greko National Forest Park, overlooking the sea and providing beguiling views, especially at sunset. While hiking you can admire both the landscape and the flora, which consists of endemic plants, including acacia trees, coastal boxthorn, prickly burnets, juniper trees, and coastal boxthorn.
Cyclops Cave is on the way to a fantastic diving site – so you may meet many divers that visit it before or after exploring the underwater wonders of the bay. The beautiful Konnos Beach is about 700 meters west of the cave.